Friday, May 17, 2013
Today the new and improved Rescue 11 was placed into service at 15:00hrs.
The former Rescue 11 - 1997 Simon Duplex / Saulsbury was sent to Rosenbauer Minnesota, LLC and DPC Emergency Equipment to be refurbished and re-chassied in the summer of 2012. After a long but excellent job by Rosenbauer, DPC Equipment, other vendors and the members/officers of Brandywine Hundred Fire Co. the new Rescue 11 was placed into service today! The new cab/chassis is a 2012 Spartan Gladiator LFD with the following specs:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday's (5/8/13) weekly training class was Truck Company Operations. Assistant Chief Brown (with the assistance of other officers) led the group in tower operations, ground ladders, carrying tools up ground ladders, Tower 11's onboard SCBA, and other topics. Approximately 16 members were present for the training class. Unfortunately the class was cut short do to a quick moving thunderstorm. The group finished up back at the station then enjoyed pizza and wings. Thank you to all who attended!
Article & Photos By: S. Schmidt Jr.
Crew removes extension ladder from Tower
Probationary Firefighter Anna Perillo
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:57hrs
On Tuesday 5/7/13 at 12:57 hours station 11 was dispatched to the intersection of Marsh/Philadelphia Pike. For a MVC. With in a minute of dispatch both ambulances A&B 11 made the response with 5 personnel followed by Engine 115 with additional 5 personnel. The ambulances and Deputy 11 quickly arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident one with heavy rear damage. The ambulance crews loaded 2 patients while the engine crew removed debris and controlled hazards. Deputy 11 placed the scene under control at 13:06 hours. Both ambulances transported patients to local hospitals and all units were cleared by 13:19 hours. Station 11 had a total of 13 personal on scene.
Article by: Assistant Chief Tusio
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 02:41hrs
On the early morning of Monday the 7th 2013 Station 11 was dispatched to the 1200blk of Prospect Drive in the Village of Fox Point for a vehicle fire. Deputy 11 arrived within four minutes of dispatch to find one vehicle fully involved quickly spreading to a second and third vehicle. Engine 11-5 made the response at 02:45hrs with a crew of five under the command of 11-8B (Dimauro Jr.) followed by Engine 11-3 with a crew of four. Crews utilized to hose lines to extinguish the three vehicles on fire. The Delaware State Fire Marshalls Office was requested by New Castle County Police. Deputy 11 placed the incident under control at 13:01hrs. Fire apparatus cleared the scene while Deputy 11 stood by to turn the scene over to the DSFMO.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:43
On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:43hrs Station 11, NCC Medic 4C, and DSP Trooper 4 were dispatched to Paynter Drive, Edgemoor Gardens for a LONG FALL. Ambulance A-11, and Medic 4 made a response at 12:46hrs, followed by 11-1 with a crew of 4 and Trooper 4 at 12:48hrs. A-11, Deputy 11, and 11-1 arrived on-scene at 12:50hrs to find a 37 year old male that had fallen approximately 10ft-29ft from the second floor roof to the first floor roof. Deputy 11 established command and requested for Tower 11 to respond. 11-1's crew went to work assisting A-11's crew with stabilizing the patient. Tower 11's crew threw multiple ground ladders and set the bucket up to the roof line. Once the patient was immobilized crews transferred him to the bucket and lowered him. Once on the ground the patient was transferred to EMS. Command cleared Trooper 4, and placed the incident under control at 13:13hrs. A-11, Medic 4 transported patient to the local trauma center at 13:19hrs. Station 11 units cleared at 13:20hrs.
Units On-Scene: 11-1, A-11, Medic 4C, Tower 11, ALS 29
Article By: David Pearce
Deputy 11 directing crews
Crews remove excess construction
material from roof to allow safe removal
of the patient
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 15:29 hrs. Station 11, along with Station 13, Medic 4 and Trooper 4 were dispatched to I-495 SB, just north of Edgemoor Road for a MVC w/rollover. Medic 4 along with B-13 made the response at 15:31 hrs., Rescue 13 and B-11 followed at 15;32 hrs, along with ALS 12 at 15:33hrs., A-22, 11-8 (Chief Finocchiaro), and Engine 11-5 at 15:35 hrs., with a crew of 6 under the command of Deputy 11 (G. Rauso). Fireboard advised units responding of (2) injuries and (1) possible DOA. Medic 4, B-11 and 11-8 arrived on scene at 15:37 hrs., followed by 11-5 and ALS12 at 15:38 hrs., R-13, B-13 at 15:39 hrs. and B-22 at 15:41 hrs. ALS 12 reported (3) patients, (1) DOA. 11-8 advised to shut down I-495 SB and cleared Trooper 4 at 15;45 hrs. B-13 and A-22 each transported (1) patient to Christiana with half of Medic 4 on each unit. B-11 had (1) refusal. Command placed situation under control at 15:55 hrs., and cleared all units accept for Engine 11-5. Engine 11-5 which stayed on scene until 19:13 hrs., I-495 was re-opened shortly thereafter.
Article By: Dave Pearce
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Training was held Wednesday evening with the newly re-furbished Rescue 11. Members reviewed the apparatus, completed drivers training, and utilized the new hydraulic Hurst rescue tools to practice vehicle extrication techniques. Members also practiced stabilization of a vehicle on its side using the new Paratech Rescue Struts. Approximately 30 members were in attendance!
This class was held to allow crews to practice vehicle extrication, familiarize themselves with the apparatus, and test the equipment and layout before the truck returns to DPC for the finishing touches.
Thank you to all of the Officers that participated with this training class.
Monday, April 1, 2013 15:30
On Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 15:30hrs Station 25, Engine/Ladder 11, Engine 13 were dispatched to 1200 Talley Rd for a Commercial Structure Fire. Engine 11-3 (with a crew of 6), Ladder-13, and Engine 13-2 made a response within a minute of dispatch while returning from an assist with station 25. Tower 11 made the response at 15:31hrs followed by Ladder 25-7 and Engine 25-5 at 15:32hrs. Engine 11-3 arrived on-scene at 15:34hrs to find a DELDOT dump truck on fire under a pole barn. Tower-11, and Engine 13-2 arrived at 15:36hrs, Tower-11 setup and checked the roof. Crews had the fire knocked within 5 minutes of the first units arrival. Incident was placed under control, and units cleared shortly after.
Units On-Scene: Engine 11-3, Tower 11, Engine 13-2, Ladder 13, Ladder 25-7, Engine 25-5
Article By: David Pearce
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, New Castle County Paramedics hosted the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunion at the Department of Public Safety headquarters in New Castle, Delaware. The event recognized individuals that contributed to the survival and successful hospital discharge of patients that experienced an "out-of-hospital" sudden cardiac arrest in 2011 - 2012.
Among those recognized were Firefighter Doug Horstmann, EMS Supervisor Kyle Sweetman and Career Firefighter/EMT Keith Westerman. These individuals were awarded the "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" citation for their actions on May 16, 2011, where they along with NCC Paramedics were instrumental in reviving a citizen of the Pennrose community after he became a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
Chief Finocchiaro attended the ceremony honoring Doug, Kyle and Keith. On behalf of Brandywine Hundred Fire Company we recognize and congratulate these individuals for a job well done.
Article by: Debra Finocchiaro
Photographs by: New Castle County
Saturday, March 2, 2013
On Saturday, March 2 2013, 20 Members from Brandywine Hundred Fire Co. went to West Chester Fire Training Center in Chester County, Pennsylvania for live fire training. Members spent a greater part of the day doing fire suppression, search and rescue training, and put through an air pack confidence course. Asst. Chief Dimauro coordinated this event so that members could be able to experience and be exposed to conditions closer to real life situations. During the air pack confidence course members were encountered with a variety of challenges for firefighter self survival. Thanks to West Chester Fire Dept. for allowing and assisting us with this great training!
Article By: David Pearce
Photos By: Nozzle Nut Photography
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